Exhibited at the museum are several sculptures merging militaristic content with cultural identity, and the full installation of The Funk & Wag from A to Z — a collection of 524 collages, compiled from nearly every image that could be extracted from the pages of 25 volumes of The Universal Standard Encyclopedia, 1953-56, by Wilfred Funk, Inc.
“[The installation] is an upgraded re-contextualization of visual information,” says Chin. “Here, all types of idiosyncratic messages are the vehicles for my expression.” High Low and In Between represents a very narrow sliver of Chin’s extensive oeuvre, albeit it an alluring one. Opening reception is Friday, Aug. 3. 5-7 p.m.
Image: "Temple of the New Gods," at the Nave Museum in Victoria, Tex. Image courtesy of the Artist.